Pride Dinner Provides a Place to Share Stories
November 18, 2009
On November 21, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and student Amy Testa (Class of 2010) hosted a Pride Dinner to bring together Spectrum and Safe Zone Allies.
Spectrum, the student LGBTQQIA organization on campus, and Safe Zone, an LGBT Ally program, spent the dinner sharing their personal stories and the histories of each organization. By using storytelling as a communication tool, the Pride Dinner aimed to inspire change on campus by creating a bond between the student leaders and the faculty and staff allies.
"By sharing, we hope to remind everyone of where the LGBT movement has been in order to see where it is going. We are proud of the growth seen on campus and we can't wait to see what's in store in the future," said Testa, who hosted the dinner as a way to give back to Rollins after receiving a scholarship from the Johnson Family Foundation and Rollins to do an internship in Washington, DC this past summer at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
This summer, Rollins will be sponsoring another two students to participate in a LGBT Advocacy internship in DC. For more information, contact Career Services. Applications are due November 20.
Spectrum meets on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in Orlando 215 and is open to all members of Rollins community.
- Amy Testa (Class of 2010)